You may know that CNN is running a series about Jesus. I haven’t watched it (because I never watch CNN), but I have to admit that I’m a little suspicious. Nevertheless, I'll refrain from passing judgment on something I haven’t seen.
In their article published last week, the author talks about Jesus’ teachings. And that's all fine and dandy, except Jesus is so much more than a teacher...
One of the problems that the left has is they think all religions are the same. They say that in one form or another all religions TEACH you how to live your life and therefore you can choose your religion like you choose what brand of milk you want to buy.
It’s interesting to point out that while liberals REJECT religions (particularly, Christianity) somehow they feel they’re EXPERTS on religion – enough to criticize them…and us...
In any case if you’re a Christian you know perfectly well that not all religions are the same. In fact, Christianity is NOT a religion – it's a THEOLOGY.
You see, in order to understand the difference between Christianity and other religions, you need to understand God's CHARACTER. You need to understand who Jesus IS.
The late D. James Kennedy, pastor of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, used to tell a very effective story to explain why Christianity IS NOT about teaching, but about SAVING GRACE.
The story Dr. Kennedy used to tell to explain Jesus was about a man who falls into a pit about 10 feet deep and 15 feet square. In the pit there’s a gigantic, venomous snake slowly approaching the man who begins to panic. He cries, he yells for help incessantly while the snake slowly but surely moves closer and closer to the man. You can imagine the man’s desperation.
Finally a Buddhist comes along. If you know anything about Buddha you know that he was a man who spent hours and hours on end under a tree trying to figure out why people are so unhappy. Eventually he came up with the idea that people are unhappy because they want things they don’t have. So this Buddhist tells the man in the pit ‘sit down in lotus position, close your eyes and tell yourself this is where you want to be. In this pit with this snake and you’ll be fine’. The man does exactly that, but after his final ‘om’ he isn't convinced and opens his eyes only to realize the snake was much too close for comfort. He jumps over the snake to the other side of the pit and continues shouting for help.
A Hindu shows up and tells the poor man in the pit: ‘close your eyes and tell yourself “this pit doesn’t exist. The snake doesn’t exist” and you’ll be fine’. The man does exactly that, but when he opens his eyes he spots the snake drawing nearer again – he leaps over the snake to the other side one more time and continues screaming for help.
Finally Jesus comes along and He jumps into the pit to join the man. He stands between the man and the snake and immediately helps the man out of the pit by pushing him all the way up to safety. As the man is now safe, the snake gets closer and closer to Jesus, who is still in the pit, and BITES Him…and Jesus dies…
Jesus DIED FOR US.
Buddha didn’t die for us.
Allah didn’t die for us.
Confucius didn’t die for us.
Only Jesus DIED for us.
You see, Christianity is NOT about TEACHINGS – it’s about SALVATION.
Buddha spent years meditating under a tree seeking enlightenment.
Jesus wasn’t looking for enlightenment – He came to SAVE YOU. He gave HIS LIFE for you.
But Jesus is our SAVIOR!
Jesus answered, “I am the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”
In case you've missed it, Cate Blanchett has recently said in an interview with Stephen Colbert that her moral compass is 'in her vagina'. What Blanchett doesn’t realize is that this sexist comment actually feeds the misogynists she's so desperately trying to combat.
You see, if instead of Blanchett saying this dumb comment it was someone like Johnny Depp or Matthew McConaughey saying ‘my moral compass is my penis’, you would immediately call either man a pig. And that’s because such a comment would MAKE these men pigs.
When you have a woman lowering herself to a sex object she’s falling right into these pigs’ hands. Think about it: chauvinists don’t even have to make any efforts to convince women they’re absolutely worthless and nothing but sexual beings. These ‘feminists’ are doing all the job for them. Cate Blanchett has put herself in the ‘just-a-sexual-being’ category. She’s nothing but a sex toy. Her emotions, intelligence, talents and spirituality are absolutely irrelevant – all that matters is her vagina.
'Pigs' of the world: thank FEMINISM for that.
Feminists have now become misogynists.
They hate themselves so much that they’re willing to lower themselves to the status of ‘stuff’. They’re nothing but stuff – a sexual object to be used and discarded by the very men they say they hate.
If you’re a woman, like I am, you know that women like Cate Blanchett are hardly a role model for anything moral.
You see, I refuse to let anyone – male or female – put me in a little box labeled ‘sex toy’. You cannot expect others – male or female – to respect you if you don’t respect yourself.
Ladies, young and not so young, should be VERY CAREFUL who they listen to. DO NOT let ANYONE fool you into thinking that your sexual organ can dictate anything positive in your life. If you let it rule your life, you’ll be miserable. Why? Because even YOU won’t be able to respect yourself when you allow your animal instincts define you.
Nobody who loves women – and I doubt Cate Blanchett loves women or even herself – would talk to women or about women like that. A good man – a GODLY man – would NEVER even imply that a woman’s worth is her sexual organ. And a good woman – a GODLY woman – would NEVER waste a second of her time with a man with such mindset.
Do you know what the best moral compass is?
God teaches us to respect ourselves and others. God has instituted marriage and family because He knows a good family is the best foundation for a solid, prosperous life. Look around you and you’ll see how people raised in broken marriages tend to have more issues in life – from financial issues to spiritual issues.
But God intended men and women to be GODLY. He doesn’t want men to abuse women or women to disrespect men. The Bible teaches men to love their wives as they love themselves. To love them like Jesus loves the church. And women are supposed to respect their husbands.
With the kind of husband and wife the Bible commands, there’s no room for disrespect.
I feel sorry for Cate Blanchett and anyone who feels the same way. Misogynists rub their hands when they hear women trash themselves like this. All they have to do is get them into bed (something obviously easy to do with women like Blanchett) and throw them into the garbage the following morning, assuming they feel like spending the whole night with these women. How sad...
I truly feel sorry because it doesn’t have to be this way for women.
Ladies, don’t believe these lies. You’re VALUABLE. You’re WORTHY of LOVE.
Jesus LOVES YOU and you have to aim high when looking for a husband.
Don’t settle for less - you’ll save yourself a lifetime of regret.
Fathers, teach your little girls to love themselves as Jesus loves them.
Mothers, teach your little boys to love girls like Jesus loves the church.
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her.
Priorities USA, a liberal action group, published a memo last week in which they outlined a strategy to destroy Trump – including personal attacks and appealing to your jealousy indicating that Trump is only helping the wealthy.
We know the strategy was implemented during the 2016 presidential campaign and we already know it didn’t work. The left is running out of ideas.
Once upon a time democrats would willingly join the opposition and negotiate legislation in a mostly civilized manner. It seems like Trump isn’t the typical Republican for them, which is why they hate him so much.
Democrats are no longer hiding who they truly are: a destructive force determined to put American exceptionalism behind us.
But you have to wonder: why?
Why do they obsess with the objective of destroying America’s standing in the world?
Why do they obsess with ensuring limited opportunities for you and your family?
Why do they obsess with bringing unvetted refugees who are unwilling to assimilate and ready to kill you?
Because they are trying to prove this one point:
You don’t need Jesus – you just need the government.
They don’t care that you don’t have a good paying job. Or that some Islamist terrorist might behead you in the parking lot of your grocery store. They don’t care about any of that. They just care about proving the point that you don’t need Jesus. You see...
... liberalism finds its roots in Catholicism.
There was a British monk in the 4th Century called Pelagius, who came up with the idea, which was opposed by Saint Augustine, that there is no such thing as the ‘original sin’.
You see, the Christian view of man is that we are all born sinners and as such we need Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and if we confess Him to be our Lord and Savior, we’ll be saved. In order for us to acknowledge our sinful nature, God must first do a work in us to bring us closer to Him.
That, in a nutshell, is the way a person is saved according to the Protestant view – and according to the Bible too. I’m not going to go into the details of this now, but there’s plenty of evidence in the Bible to support this doctrine.
But Pelagius said that man is capable of choosing good or evil without any divine intervention. And, if anything, good works could be enough to take him to heaven. In other words, this doctrine supports the idea that…
Man can live a sinless life by choice, without God.
This doctrine outlined by Pelagius is called Pelagianism. And Pelagianism is the basis for Humanism, which in turn takes us to modern day Liberalism. Humanists and Liberals think that man is good but society makes him bad. He’s not sinful – he’s a victim of society.
Christianity says that man is sinful by nature and only Jesus can save him, by Grace through Faith. No works needed. Man is sinful and therefore deserves JUSTICE. But God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. This last sentence is, of course, the most famous Bible verse: John 3:16
Liberals fight is not so much against Trump as it is against what Trump represents. Melania’s opening with the Lord’s Prayer in Trump’s rally last month and the left’s reaction to it tells you how much hatred liberals have for Jesus and whoever follows Him.
Liberals are trying to prove the point that they choose to be good without the Grace of God. Don’t ask me how they think they’re good when they support abortion, or are willing to attack Trump’s little son. But they think they’re good because they have no benchmark other than other men. Compared to Hitler, most of them are not so bad. But compared to Jesus, they’re terrible. We all are...
They reject Jesus, and the Bible as a way of life. And since our president seems like a Godly man, they hate him too. Trump has brought Jesus back into the White House and the left cannot stand the idea.
Unfortunately Pelagianism started this war on Jesus many, many centuries ago. And today it takes the form of Liberalism, Islam, Humanism, Satanism, Environmentalism, Communism, Socialism and all the isms that put everybody and everything else above God.
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
Author: Daniela R.
In the article I wrote regarding witches hexing Trump, I talked about them believing that the evil spirits they summon are strong enough to fight back against what God does. Here, we’ll talk more in-depth about how ridiculous it sounds and about people that literally follow the Ultimate Loser: Satan.
You see, Satanists are people who believe in and worship the devil, presumably because they think they’ll have a better life here on earth. As bad as atheists and liberals are in general, there will never be anyone worse than a Satanist. Atheists at least don’t believe the Bible to be true – meaning they don’t believe in God nor do they believe in Satan. Satanists, just based on the fact that they worship Satan, MUST believe the Bible to be true to a certain extent. If they believe in Satan they MUST believe in God. Oddly enough, they might believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but they utterly despise Him.
Now, I ask you this:
Does it make sense to believe that there is a Satan but not believe that he will be destroyed in the prophecy of the Book of Revelation?
It’s like partially believing the whole truth. Actually, it’s exactly that. What sense does it make to believe there to be a Prince of Darkness whose origin is in the Bible, and not believe that his fate is one of complete and utter doom? Do they believe that somehow Satan has the power to avoid that? That if he can build an army of devils that he can fight back against God? Do they not know just who created this fallen angel? If they believe Satan exists, wouldn’t they also believe in the God who created him?
In today’s pop culture, particularly video games, sometimes you’ll see a story similar to Frankenstein in which the main character is created by some scientist and ultimately defeats or kills the person that created him. The backstory of the DC supervillain Doomsday comes to mind. If you don’t know his backstory, I’ll try to summarize it. Basically, Doomsday was created and killed over and over again to adopt and evolve into the ultimate killing machine, but eventually ended up killing the scientist that “created” him to be the monster he was. Here, the creation killed the creator. The difference here is that God wasn’t some random scientist when He created Satan. Satan literally can never have enough power to fight God. God is God. He can never be defeated. He literally tells us what happens to His ultimate opponent.
So you see, it makes absolutely no sense for anyone to worship Satan. You can believe he exists - I certainly do. But I most certainly do not worship him. I know what happens to him in the end… and so does he. He knows the future that awaits him. He knows he has no future. He knows he can’t and won’t win against God. But he’s trying to drag as many people down with him as he can. You know the saying ‘If I’m going down, you’re going down with me’? You know, the one they sometimes use in movies? Yeah, that’s basically Satan right there. He’s certainly going down and wants to bring you down with him.
And these Satanists are certainly going down with him. They might believe they will rule Hell alongside Satan. They might believe they will help defeat God. But all they’re getting is the same thing anyone who isn’t saved will: eternal punishment. We’re all deserving of this punishment, but likely none are more deserving than the very people that follow the Ultimate Loser.
“When the thousand years are complete, Satan will be released from his prison, and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the seashore. And they marched across the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them. And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, into which the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Author: Freddie M.
The pope said in a speech last Friday that there is no Islamic terror but ‘the ecological crisis is real’. He started out by indicating ‘No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent’, in absolute contradiction with Scriptures. Leftist religions teach that people are fundamentally good, but the Bible says we’re fallen men and women and it all started with the fall of Adam. We’re all born sinners. The word of Francis is in direct conflict with the Word of God.
Who would you rather believe?
The pope also indicated that ‘the poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will eventually explode.’, which is also in direct conflict with Scriptures. Jesus teaches us to be compassionate and avoid sin. It’s not POVERTY that makes people violent – it’s the LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. When you don’t have the Holy Spirit in you, violence is an option. Look at the U.C. Berkeley riots. Look at Planned Parenthood's massacre of the unborn – these are all acts of EVIL.
Murderers are not murders because they kill – they KILL BECAUSE they’re MURDERERS.
Thieves are not thieves because they steal – they STEAL BECAUSE they’re THIEVES.
Much like dark is the absence of light, evil is the absence of GOD in your life.
With Pope Francis’ views on the ‘ecological crisis’ he’s also DENYING GOD.
You see, when you believe in Jesus Christ like I do, you don’t worry too much about ‘ecological crises’. We, true Christians, know that GOD IS IN CONTROL. Nothing is a surprise to Him – not even Islamic terrorism.
If the Pope was really a Christian, he’d know that God's created this universe – Genesis 1:1 reads: ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth’. Everyone who believes in God accepts the Bible as the TRUTH. If the Pope was really a Christian, he would teach you that, since God has created this world, God also controls everything that happens and if He wanted to blow it up tomorrow, He would because He is SOVEREIGN.
But the Bible doesn’t say anywhere that God will blow it up tomorrow. It does describe, in the Book of Revelation, the end of this world – not before He pulls all who believe in Him out of this world up to join Him in heaven. This world will end and Jesus will come back. Before He does, people like this Pope – unbelievers – will go through the period of tribulation and suffer all sorts of atrocities, caused by their unbelieving friends. It’s going to be total chaos. We, Christians, will be SAFE with Jesus Christ. Unbelievers will go through hell…and there won’t be any Christians to help out…
This Pope isn’t in the business of teaching Scriptures. How many times does he mention Jesus in his speeches? How many times has he taught ANY book of the Bible at all? Does he talk about Esther? Does he teach about John? Have you heard him say anything about Daniel? Or Samuel? Or David? Or Matthew? Or the Book of Romans or Revelation?
Of course not.
The pope is in business alright – in the business of expanding socialism….
The Roman Catholic view of the ‘infallibility of the Pope’, developed by corrupt popes in response to Martin Luther’s Reformation movement, was formally adopted in the First Vatican Council of 1869-1870, and it’s the doctrine this Pope is USING to pass his own erroneous views as TRUTH.
Friend, not only does Islamic terrorism exist, but the ‘ecological crisis’ is a fallacy too. This pope is LYING because he has an agenda – a personal, communist, and globalist agenda. This pope is a FALSE PROPHET.
But ALWAYS remember this:
GOD IS IN CONTROL
Whether you believe in God or not is really irrelevant, because God is in control regardless. He knows your thoughts, He knows your desires, He knows we’re sinners – but He is a MERCIFUL God. Without His Grace, there is no way that I would be saved – I’m SO GRATEFUL to Jesus for saving me.
The pope is just another human being – not the ‘holy father’ as he calls himself. He’s not your father – if anything, he’s your brother. We must love him anyway simply because God has created him too. But he’s not infallible. The WORD OF GOD is infallible.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
Author: Daniela R.
You may have seen Obama’s last tweet as president: ‘I’m still asking you to BELIEVE’ he said. In fact, he used the word ‘believe’ not once, not twice, but THREE times in his last tweet. BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE in change. You may remember, he ran on ‘Change you can BELIEVE in’ 8 years ago.
The choice of word is not accidental. The left asks you to:
In sum, liberals ask you to believe anything BUT Jesus.
Why would the left use a RELIGIOUS approach to recruit?
The answer is quite simple:
We all are born with a CONSCIENCE
Conscience is that part of our heart that tells us when to feel GUILTY or PLEASED with our actions, thoughts and words. We’re born with MORALS. And if we have morals, somebody or something put it in us….consequently:
We’re born to BELIEVE…
Years ago Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University in the UK, conducted a research that revealed that supernatural beliefs are hardwired into our brains from birth. It’s not surprising because even lost tribes in the middle of Africa with no connection to any form of western civilization have gods they worship.
And the left knows very well that human beings are born to believe in SOMETHING.
Now, we all know that DECEIT is the left’s most powerful weapon – so they will try to get you to believe in anything but Jesus, the left’s biggest threat.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the Biblical account of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge of good and evil and how the serpent deceived Eve.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman ‘ Did God actually say “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”’. And the woman said to the serpent ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said “ You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die”’. But the serpent said to the woman ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she too of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
The serpent managed to RECRUIT Eve – he influenced on her to BELIEVE she was going to be 'like God knowing good and evil' if she ate that fruit and everything was going to be OK. As we know, Adam and Eve weren't 'like God knowing good' and were kicked out of the Garden. And that’s when all our earthly problems started.
But my point is liberals, like the serpent, use a religious-like way of convincing people to believe things that aren’t true, or that are half-truths.
How can you tell true religion from a FALSE religion like democrat doctrine?
It’s really simpler than you think.
You see, Democrats use a ‘man-centered’ approach to their religion: ‘change you can believe in’, ‘believe in yourself’, ‘your ancestors were apes’, etc. They take one of your ‘feelings’ – despair, anger, jealousy, etc – and turn it into an ‘experience’ for you. Rioters smashing windows and cars during the Trump inauguration are a good example: they took their anger and the experience of smashing other people’s property made them feel good…at least for a few minutes.
The left wants you to ‘EXPERIENCE’ their faith – they want you to ‘FEEL’ a certain way.
But, you see, the 5-minute ‘pleasure’ of smashing somebody’s car is short-lived, and it really doesn’t give you anything of substance to really improve your life.
What gives you REAL POSITIVE CHANGE?
The answer is also quite simple: theology, which is a GOD-CENTERED approach to religion. When you put God at the center of your life, smashing windows is a no-no. And instead, you’ll BELIEVE what God says about you:
There’s a big difference between RELIGION and THEOLOGY – I choose theology.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it”, when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Author: Daniela R.
God works in mysterious ways, they say. And it’s true. A recent report issued by Voice of the Martyrs, Canada, indicates that Muslims are converting to Christianity by the thousands.
‘There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ. We are in regular contact with our FM stations in Iraq and have talked with many people who have family in the Middle East. Some of our Middle Eastern broadcasters have shared testimonies [about many turning to Christ] with us, which they hear directly from listeners when visiting there ...’ a spokesperson of the Voice of the Martyrs said to BosNewsLife.
In Iran, in spite of the deadly persecution, it is estimated that there are now 360,000 Christians, up from roughly 500 in 1979.
God works in mysterious ways, indeed.
You see, the fact of the matter is, persecution leads to CONVERSION more than it leads to EXTINCTION of Christians.
Think about it this way - every person on this planet is doing either of two things:
He’s either running TOWARDS Jesus, or he’s running FROM Jesus
There are really no other options. Christians are running TOWARDS Jesus. Atheists, Muslims, Liberals, Agnostics, Buddhists, followers of transcendental meditation or Scientology or astrology are ALL running FROM Jesus. The last thing they want is to hear about Jesus.
During times of reasonable peace, when you don’t hear about beheadings as much, each one of us would typically continue on our path towards or from Jesus – we go to work, we pay our bills, we watch movies and depending on which direction we go, we may not really be thinking much about Him and how blessed we are to have a job, a family and friends, or we may thank Him every day of our life.
But then, people around the world start witnessing these horrible terrorist acts – not against governments, or institutions, or a political system like the old IRA (Irish Republican Army), or the Bolsheviks – but against Christians. Against people who all they want to do is read their Bibles and worship God. That’s all.
Now, instead of Christians submitting to these terrorists and convert to Islam, they CHOOSE to die horrible deaths.
So unbelievers, including Muslims, wonder: ‘why don’t they just convert to Islam? Why die for Jesus? Isn’t that crazy?’
After a while these unbelievers get a little bit more curious and start reading about Jesus. And that’s when they fully understand why people are willing to be martyred for Him.
In Laos, for example, according to Voice of the Martyrs, conversion happens because people ‘understand the importance of God’s love towards them as an individual. Many have never really experienced this form of love in their life and they have embraced the message of salvation willingly.’
Each period of harsh persecution leads to a period of Christian expansion, which in turn leads to more persecution as the leaders of certain regimes see Christians (or rather, Jesus) as a threat to their power. It happens in America too – Obama sees Jesus as a threat to his power. He is running FROM Jesus too.
God is building His Kingdom. And He uses evil leaders for His purpose. The Roman Empire is a good example of this. One of the reasons Christianity made it to Europe was because of Rome. As you know, it was the Roman Empire that conspired with religious leaders in Judea to crucify Jesus. Roman Governor Pontius Pilate and the Jewish leaders had Jesus arrested and in a mock trial condemned Him to death. Romans were not big fans of Jesus Christ for the same reasons Obama isn’t a big fan of Jesus: He was a threat to their power. But thanks to the roads that the Roman Empire in its majesty built as they conquered land, the apostles and their followers were able to travel all through Europe to bring the Gospel.
Without the evil Roman Empire, Christianity wouldn’t have made it into Europe and obviously, it wouldn’t have made it into America either...
Terrorism must be defeated, but make no mistake, it’s all part of God’s plan. Nothing is a surprise to Him – to us it is, but not to Him.
So, are you running TOWARDS Jesus or FROM Jesus?
If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
Author: Daniela R.
Trust me – I’ve been on both sides. I was an unbeliever and now I’m a believer. Life was much harder when I was an unbeliever.
I know what you’re going to say – hard NOT to be a Christian? Who’s ISIS mass-murdering? CHRISTIANS! So being a Christian is probably harder than not being a Christian, right?
Yes, ISIS is targeting Christians – but they’re also targeting all other ‘infidels’. Unless you’re a Muslim, they’ll try to kill you sooner or later.
But most unbelievers think that if they convert they’ll have to give up a lot – fun, sex, prosperity. In sum, they’ll have to start behaving and that’s a problem.
I’m going to give you TWO reasons why NOT being a Christian is a problem.
The first reason is SLAVERY
Unbelievers are slaves – slaves to whatever it is they worship. Some worship money, some worship sex, some worship themselves. In my case, it was money. I’m an options trader and an Investor – I’ve been in Finance for 17 years. And while I’m very successful at what I do, the truth is I’m not taking one cent with me when I die.
The perspective of an unbeliever is short term – they want as much money (or sex, or pleasure, or fun, or drugs, or alcohol, or work!) as they can in THIS life. Because it’s THIS life the only one that the unbeliever has.
But when you convert and look at your life from God’s perspective, everything changes. Not that you don’t have fun, or sex or alcohol or money. No. You still have all of that – but you FREE YOURSELF from all of these things because your perspective changes.
You will be blessed, like I am, with a family and money and friends – but quite frankly, other than your family and friends, the rest of whatever it is you’re a slave to, you will not take to heaven with you. Only people will go to heaven. Not your work, or your career or your money. Just people.
So the best you can do in THIS life is to prepare for your NEXT life. You have to change your perspective so that you free yourself from the earthly idols that you have and live a joyful life now while you wait for God to take you home. Non-believers are slaves to whatever they put at the top of their priorities. And when they don't get enough of what they want, they suffer. They want more and more and more of the object of their desires - it's never enough and so they're never truly joyful. They may be happy for a while, but they don't have JOY in their lives.
We, believers, put God at the top of our priorities and everything falls into place. Joy is guaranteed.
Slavery to your vices is the first reason why NOT being a Christian is more difficult than being a Christian.
The second reason is PROBLEMS.
You see, whether or not you’re a Christian, YOU WILL DEFINITELY FACE PROBLEMS IN THIS LIFE. All of us do. When unbelievers face big problems, they typically turn to desperation, depression, alcoholism, drugs, etc. Whether those problems are health issues or money issues or relationship issues, the unbeliever finds himself solving the problem ALONE. And if the problem is too big, he might sink into desperation – some of them even commit suicide.
Being a Christian is no guarantee that you won’t have problems – we are, after all, the top targets for ISIS. But we face issues differently. We know God is in control. Problems, we know, are there to make us stronger. They’re there to teach us something. They’re there for a reason. They're no fun, of course. But we understand there is a PURPOSE for them. And if our enemy is ISIS, we know that ultimately God will deliver us – because we have the long term perspective. We’re saved and we’ll meet the Lord face to face one day. We have the PROMISE of SALVATION.
We deal with our problems differently – sure, we may fall into depression as well, and we may feel sorry for ourselves from time to time. But ultimately, we get out of depression much faster than a non-believer because we TRUST GOD.
It’s hard NOT to be a Christian because unbelievers are slaves to their idols and because when facing problems, they’re more likely to fall into some sort of addiction.
It’d be so much better for unbelievers to understand what they’re missing out on is, really, the GOODNESS OF GOD.
The long term PERSPECTIVE that frees us from slavery and GOD’S PROMISE OF DELIVERANCE makes being a Christian so much easier...
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Author: Daniela R.
The terror attacks in Istanbul on January 1st, which ISIS claimed responsibility for, isn’t just a symptom that terrorism is a problem. Yes, terrorism is A problem, but it’s not THE problem. The problem is Islam.
I’m not a big fan of political correctness – we’re supposed to TOLERATE all religions, all ways of life, all thoughts. And that’s true – we are supposed to TOLERATE all of this, but it doesn’t mean that ALL religions are the TRUTH. It doesn’t mean that all ways of life are good for you and it doesn’t mean all thoughts are true.
For example, I could say that my dog is God. I could go out and start a new religion to worship my dog. But does it make it true? Surely you’ll think I’m crazy, but while you’ll tolerate me and my new religion, probably some of you might want to preach the Gospel to me so I give up on such a ridiculous idea that my dog is God.
Islam, my dear friend, is a FALSE religion – just like worshiping my dog would be. It’s a false religion that prioritizes WARFARE against us, the ‘infidels’. It’s a false religion whose main objective is to EXPAND into a GLOBAL CALIPHATE – much like the UN wants to expand its power to establish a NEW GLOBAL ORDER. Both the UN and Islam agree on a new global order – but they disagree on WHO will rule the world. Globalists want a communist dictator. Islam wants its ‘Madhi’, to impose sharia law.
The problem is Islam because of its IDEOLOGY. Islam is out of synch with FREEDOM. Islam is out of synch with PROGRESS. Islam is out of synch with PROSPERITY. Islam is out of synch with GOD!
The only religion that's in synch with FREEDOM is CHRISTIANITY - FREE WILL
Christianity is the ONLY religion where you can be truly FREE.
Islam is the result of the thought process of Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. Muslims recognize Ishmael as their father. Do you know who Ishmael was? He was the son of Abraham – not the son God had promised Abraham and Sarah. No. He was the son Abraham had with his servant, Hagar. Abraham was too anxious and made the mistake to have a son with his own maid. God had made that promise years before Ishmael was born. Since nothing was happening, Abraham and Sarah thought they had to do something as they were already too old. Abraham wasn’t patient. And we all know what happens to us when we’re not patient – we usually make mistakes. So Abraham made a mistake.
Some 14 years later Abraham and Sarah did have their promised son – Isaac. But things didn’t go too well in the Abraham home. Ishmael, a teenager by now, used to make fun of baby Isaac and at some point Sarah kicked both Ishmael and Hagar out of the house.
According to Genesis 16:12 an angel told Hagar that Ishmael ‘shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him’.
Ishmael was predestined to bring trouble into this world…
The problem is Islam. It all started 4000 years ago with troublemaker Ishmael, and followed with Muhammad in 610 AC, the founder of a false religion that promotes Jihad.
We need to witness. We need to evangelize. If you worship Allah, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. If you worship my dog, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. If you worship money, you’re worshiping a FALSE GOD. It’s ALL called IDOLATRY.
But all your sins are forgiven if you REPENT and accept JESUS as YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
Moses, Abraham, David, the apostles – they were all HUMAN and they’d all SINNED. Moses, Abraham, Saul, David and the Jews from before Jesus didn’t have the advantage that we have today of knowing Jesus Christ. But we have this wonderful book, the Bible, which tells us all we need to be saved is BELIEVE on Jesus Christ.
We’re saved by GRACE through FAITH. Once you’re saved, you’ll see the light. You’ll know the TRUTH. And you won’t want to sin anymore. No more jihadists, no more murderers, no more thieves, no more rapists…if we all believe…
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Author: Daniela R.
Can you imagine walking into the UN and giving a speech to all the ambassadors and saying ‘the problem in this world is SIN’? What do you think would happen?
They’d probably laugh at you. But you know what? It’s the TRUTH. The problem with this world is truly sin. Every single problem we face as individuals or as a nation can be traced back to some sin.
Think about it:
And the list goes on and on and on. All of these things have one thing in common: they’re all SINS. And they’re all DESTROYING people.
Greed, pride, idolatry (self or otherwise), among others, are the ROOT CAUSE of everything bad that happens in the world. Everything.
The problem that you would have at the UN and the reason they’d laugh at you is because we have a generation today that doesn’t like the word sin. They’ve replaced it with ‘mistake’. In fact, there’s only one sin they’re willing to call sin and that’s you calling sin, sin. But everything else is just a ‘mistake’.
Psychologists say that we as people are the sum of our genes plus the environment. Therefore, if our genes are defective or our environment negatively impacted us, when we sin we’re not really sinning, we’re just making a mistake. We’re just sick. Even rapists who most likely were abused as children are justified - they're just victims they say, not sinful or evil.
Think about illegal immigration: why would liberals want more people than the economy can absorb and thus condemn our citizens AND the newcomers to poverty?
Why would liberals WANT MORE POVERTY?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE POWER!
Think about legal immigration: why would the Silicon Valley so desperately want H1B visas for cheap Asian engineers? Are they better than our own? Of course not. Asians are just cheaper than Americans.
Why would Silicon Valley companies WANT CHEAP LABOR?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE PROFITS AT YOUR EXPENSE!
Think about the narcissistic husband who cheats on his wife every time he gets a chance.
Why would he WANT TO CHEAT?
The answer, of course, is simple:
BECAUSE OF SELF-IDOLATRY!
Every single wrong doing is rooted in SIN. Every single one of them. And liberals promote all of these things – from teen pregnancy, to abortion, to greed.
Sin is a problem of the heart.
A thief isn’t a thief because he steals. He steals BECAUSE he is a thief.
A cheating husband isn’t a cheater because he cheats. He cheats BECAUSE he’s a cheater.
A rapist isn't a rapist because he rapes. He rapes BECAUSE he's a rapist.
A murderer isn’t a murderer because he kills. He kills BECAUSE he’s a murderer.
We are not who we are because of what we do. We do what we do because of who we are.
And we are what our heart tells us we are.
In order to solve the problem of sin, we need to look into our hearts and solve it there. A sinful heart needs a profound transformation – understanding right from wrong. But right or wrong according to what?
Right or wrong according to the Bible. No matter how hard the left wants to deny it.
We are all born sinners. In fact, a baby is the most self-centered, selfish, whining individual on earth. If he could, he’d beat you up over your shiny keychain. Good parenting will teach that child as he grows up that he needs to control himself and share his toys. And as we grow up we become somewhat civilized.
But some people reach adulthood without a full understanding of right and wrong. In a way, they’re not fully developed. Their hearts still crave for selfish fun, or more money or more power.
What can they do to continue their growth?
They need to turn to the Bible. There’s spiritual growth there that will give them the structure, the guidance and all the tools they need to live a joyful and prosperous life, staying away from SIN. The Bible teaches your heart everything it needs to know to thrive in this life as well as how to be saved from sin: by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick. Who can understand it? ‘I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds’
Author: Daniela R.
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